Asia Waiting Children “L” thru “Z”
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LILY, female, DOB 5/2011 SN post-operative retinoblastoma, vision impairment
CHI is delighted to work to get Lily home. Lily is currently part of the Bethel China’s Love Is Blind program in her orphanage. Information from Bethel China about Lily is posted below. Current photos of tummy tickle lover can be found at the link below. A tremendous thanks to Bethel China for their total involvement in Lily’s life.
Lily can take the initiative to say “ma ma” (mom), “ye ye” (grandpa), “jie jie” (sister). She articulates clearly. In the activity room, she can walk around freely. When adults call her, she will promptly walk towards the sound. Her intelligence is also fine.
Lily’s reports share:
Lili is a sweet girl. She loves cuddles and especially loves it when she has her tummy tickled. She can’t help but dissolve into fits of laughter!
Lily can feed herself with a spoon, drink water from her own cup and eat with her hands if there are snacks on the table. She is happy to walk around and play in her home, classroom and environments that are familiar to her, such as her local playground. In a new environment, she is a little afraid and asks for help and guidance from adults. She can say lots of simple words and a few little sentences in Chinese.
Lily is a little bit stubborn, she doesn’t like to talk to new people, and so her teachers gently prompt her when she meets somebody new. To those who she feels familiar with, she takes initiative and walks to them to climb into their arms for a hug and a cuddle. This is her favourite place! She likes being held and listening to her Bethel teachers sing, and she will follow along the songs by humming.
She was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye) but she has been in remission since April 2013 and we have seen her grow stronger and happier in the time since. She is getting stronger and more curious about the world. We are glad this adorable girl is in our care!
Love is Blind at her orphanage was opened in December 2011. We have some wonderful ayis and teachers at this project and we hope that our project in the orphanage will be an example to other orphanages, and that we can be a witness of high-quality care. These visually impaired children live under Bethel’s care in 2 apartments near the orphanage. Bethel provides specialized care, therapy, medical checks and education for these children.
Lily is registered for adoption and we are looking for a family for her!
LINUS, male DOB 8/2011 SN post-operative hypospadias (partnership file)
Linus is definitely all kinds of cute. He loves to listen to music and bust his moves. Dare you not to dance along too as you watch him in this video.
Linus is a little man with his own mind and finds things to keep his interest. His caregivers say he is “extroverted, smart, active, and can speak simple words like “dad,mum, drink water”, He is fond of listening to music and playing games, and a has good imitative ability on things he interested in.”
Linus has a hearty appetite and especially likes rice, noodles, dumplings, wantons and fruit. He adores when it is snack time and the caregivers pass out the biscuits. Bring on the biscuits! Bring on his family.
LEIV, DOB 6/2007, CHD
Leiv was found abandoned as a baby and diagnosed with CHD and possible hydrocephalus. He lived for the first year of his life in an orphanage but was then transferred to a loving foster family. In this wamr family, Leiv has learned what it means to be part of a family. He has grown healthy and love to play games with his elder sister and brother and read. He is developing on track with children his age. He is described as obedient and happy.
MYRRHIA,female, DOB 3/2011, SN: congenital strephenopodia and brain paralysis
Myrrhia’s video is current but her reports are about a year old, but when the reports were written she was able to walk while someone held her hand and was able to speak and express her needs. She is described as having a quiet personality, and she likes smile. She is now able to take the initiative to stand armrest, if you hold her hand she will be able to walk. And she will cooperate with both hands grasping toys to play with and grasping biscuits to feed her. When she was happy, her body will swing or shoot something. Cognitively, Myrrhia will recognize who is a stranger, she likes bright color toys with sound. In a foster home, she especially likes to watch cartoons “Teletubbies “and laughter will be issued from time to time. In language, she can say “baobao” or “mother”. In terms of daily living, she can cooperate with adult activities such as feeding, dressing, if she gets thirsty she will find herself water bottle. In social terms, she is afraid of strangers and unfamiliar environment, but she will gradually accept strangers. Myrrhia likes to play hide and seek game, she also likes to play with other children.
PARX, male, DOB 4/2011 SN developmental delay (particularly expressive language), seizure history (partnership file)
Parx has good physical development and can walk, run, go up and down steps, and likes mom taking him to the playground to swing. He can get in and out the crib, can recognize the words sofa, chair, wheelchair, bike, etc. He takes a daily medication for seizures but the prescription and dosage are unknown.
He can hold the biscuits and steamed buns to eat, likes teasing dad and mom, can kiss mom in the bed, also can touch mom’s face. He can get on the bed if seeing mom taking the diaper and let her change it. He can cooperate to put on clothes, likes mom taking him to play outdoor.has video taken in October 2014. You can see that he is active and seeks his foster mother for comfort and safety. It is possible that an absence seizure has been caught on tape http://youtu.be/VFDjFLbhVAs
Excellent information on seizures can be found at this link http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/absence-seizures
RENWIX, DOB 3/2007, DANDY WALKER SYNDROME (partnership file)
Renwix is all kinds of capable! His developmental checklist is impressive. He can do just about everything. Great work Renwix! He is currently in an orphanage that has a partnership with Children’s House International. Video and additional information has been requested. Look what great things his caregivers have to share about him
He is a child with Dandy-Walker syndrome. Now he is living in the family of Loving Home in the institute, and is taken excellent care of by mom and dad. He is clever, open, easygoing, likes communication with people, though not clearly. He can learn quickly, curious with everything, likes colorful tings, can count and write 1-100, can recognize simple characters, likes reading and likes playing toys.
Now he can manage the quilts, can put on clothes, can wash his face and brush his teeth, and can help young brother and sister put on shoes. He can help mom clean the trash. He is timid, energetic, sleeps late, does nap in noon, can help mom do the housework.
He has good appetite, not choosy to food, eats quickly, likes rice and noodles, also likes meat and vegetables. He likes fruits, such as melon, apples and bananas.
RUKIYA, female, DOB 11/2011 SN Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) also known as brittle bone disease
Rukiya, timid and fragile Little Ru so much needs a family and medical treatment. Children’s House International has a special affection with children who were born with OI. Stefani Ellison, the Waiting Child Advocate, has two children who have this condition. There is a large variation of severity within the OI spectrum. (Kid President and child actor Atticus Shafer also have this condition.) These children can do SO WELL. They seem to have an amazing ability to find joy in life. They may have bones that are tender but their spirits are incredibly strong. The Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital is the facility that specializes in OI and is introducing a new medication at the beginning of 2015. Children would go twice a year for an IV infusion to strengthen their bones. Children with OI also generally are on a high dose of daily vitamin D supplements.
Little Ru is simply stunning. Who will come for her?
SHEPARD, male, DOB 5/2013 SN post-operative congenital cataracts, resolved CHD
Although his privacy name is Shepard, this wee fellow is more like a lovely little lamb. What a fun little boy who likes to play. He likely relives his active day at night as he sometimes will smile in his dreams. He is described as sweet, curious, engaging, beloved, and sometimes stubborn. Shepard entered the SWI as a newborn and was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. At a year old, a new ultra sound showed that his heart had resolved itself of disease without surgery. He did have surgery to correct congenital cataracts at 4 months of age. He now reportedly can see balls in front of him and even little chicks running in the grass when he goes outside so it appears he has vision. The exactly degree of his vision is not stated however.
Shepard’s reports from 5/2014 when he was 12 months old share:
A physical exam when he entered the orphanage found he had congenital heart disease.
Shepard’s skin was a bit dark, and on top of that he had congenital heart disease. When he entered the orphanage he was always crying, and each time he would cry until he was out of breath. Under the meticulous care of the nannies, the number of occurrences of his heart disease showing effect has lessened.
When this little guy first entered the orphanage, his appetite was particularly good. When he drank his milk, he knew to use his hands to support the bottle and slowly drink his milk. He would finish it completely and afterward give a big burp and a toothless smile. Then he would lay down his head and sleep, and sometimes he would smile in his dreams.
Shepard is very sweet. When lying on his stomach, he can lift his head and look forward. His personality is somewhat introverted and very quiet; he likes to listen to soft music when he sleeps. He sucks his fingers and makes “ng ng, ah ah” sounds. Shepard likes brightly colored toys, and when the nanny waves a red ball in front of him, he will happily wave his hands and feet.
When Shepard wakes up, he will first roll around in his crib and then cry out. When he hears the nanny’s footsteps, his crying will decrease, and when she arrives at his crib, he will immediately stop crying. He uses his cries to tell the nanny he wants to get up. With the nannies’ ceaseless care, little Shepard’s heart condition has already recovered, and this time when another cardiac ultrasound was done, it was completely normal, which is wonderful.
Shepard’s favorite thing is to play outside. Whenever he sits in the little car to go outside, he looks all around, his eyes unblinkingly taking everything in. When he sees a little chick running, his eyes stare with a very surprised expression. Now he is working hard to learn how to sit. When the nanny first started to teach him to sit, he would angrily straighten his legs, completely uncooperative with the nanny. But the nanny encouraged him with food, and as time slowly passed, Shepard was not so resistant. Later he would smile happily as he practiced sitting, waiting for the nanny to give him food. He is a great kid.
We hope that Shepard will soon find a family and have a happy and joyful life.
TALLIN, DOB. Feb. 2009, Post-Operative Anal Atresia (partnership file)
Tallin is an introvert. He is fond of toys, listening to music and watching TV. He is able to express himself through words and body language. Tallin can be stubborn but he is not naughty. He does not often cry but he can be calmed by giving him a treat. He is happy when he is able to play with the other children. Tallin is shy with strangers and takes a little while to become comfortable. He has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. Tallin is able to draw shapes, knows big and small, has good motor skill, can count. Tallin can change his clothing and wash his hands independently. Tallin attends preschool.
WESTBROOK, male, DOB 10/2002 SN mildly reduced force and motion of right side (partnership file, special focus)
Westbrook has some weakness in his right side but it doesn’t inhibit him being able to do the things that he likes to do…and more! He was admitted to his SWI when he was estimated to be 5 years old and information about his life before admission is not known. He attends school and is a respectful and dedicated student who is careful to get his assignments and homework completed on time. He is good at math and enjoys physical types of labor and activities. The Children’s House International staff met him in April 2014 and video at the following link is from that visit.
Westbrooks reports share:
On admission, the child was 5 years old, by PE, poor muscular fore and motion ability of right body, no other abnormal findings in physical condition. The child can get along well with other children, teachers, aunts in the institute. In school, the child got the well-evaluation of teachers, and the child has won many prizes. And the child is outgoing, likes dribbling balls and drawing. He has poor muscular force and motion ability of right body. But the child can hold things, and he can raise up something with strength. The left side of his body is normal and there are no other abnormal findings.
Since admission, the child lived in this welfare institute. His aunties and teachers care and love him very much. He can get along well with teachers, aunts, and other children; he likes to help teachers and other children. He is very polite to the visitors and other people.
Motor development: Westbrook can go up and down stairs, run and jump without help, in 2013 in the first term of the child he won the second prize in the patting ball competition in the PE festival of school. The child can draw simple pictures, and can finish all kinds of handwork. The muscular force and motion of right body is decreased, but the child can hold things and he can raise up goods with some weight.
Adaptability: the child attaches close to aunts, and teachers who ever took care of him, he can get along well with others, he can share his joy with other children. The child is studying in the grade 4 where he is the monitor of his class. All like this boy.
Language and social ability: the child ever won best superstar prize in the New Year’s Day performance in his school, and first prize in the science festival. The child knows the usage of common goods, can tell short stories, knows and reads simple words and she can write; he can put on clothes without help, knows the gender, the child can do simple handwork, can color pictures, knows figures. The child has quick mind, has a ready smile, love labor, the child is active in class, and the child restless, the child is fond of watching TV, energetic.
There are many children in the institute are adopted, he is willing to be adopted by foreign family.
August 13, 2014
WOLFE, male, DOB 11/2003 SN right side hemiplegia (PARTENRSHIP FILE, SF DESIGNATION)
Wolfe is a boy who wants to give things a try and have a double dimpled grin on his face while trying. He is energetic, curious, motivated and endearing. He has a pure heart and just cannot tell a lie. He was met by the Children’s House International staff in April 2014 and part of the visit can be seen in the following link.
On admission PE showed weight: 2.6kg, height: 46cm, head size:32cm, chest size: 30cm. Current weight: 26kg, height: 128cm, head size: 51cm, chest size: 60cm, teeth: 22.
Comprehensive diagnosis: hemiplegia of right side.
Motor development: can go up and down stairs, run and jump as other children of his age, the child can go on normal PE class, the child won the participation prize in the man’s 100 meters competition in PE festival.
Adaptability: the child lives in group in the institute, he is attached closely to aunts, and teachers and those who take care of him. He can get along well with others, he can take care of other children, and he can share his food and toys with other children. He can not tell lie when he takes others’ things without permission. We all like this handsome boy.
Mental development: the child is studying in the grade 4 of Wenzhou Special School. He is the monitor of his class and he is the helper of his teacher. The evaluation of every school term is excellent. He won the best superstar prize in the performance of New Year’s day performance. He won the first prize in the science festival in the evaluation of the best top 10 of the classroom. He is also evaluated as a model student and won second prize in the solo singing in 5th art festival. The teacher’s evaluation is the child likes studying, respects teachers and elders, the child is careful in class, and he can perform well in class, can speak aloud, can finish his homework in time, unite his classmates, and to help others.
Language and social ability: the child can express his willingness to express himself but he cannot speak very clearly. He likes helping others, can get along well with other children, his subject knowledge and ability are good. The child has quick reactions, a ready smile, and is outgoing,
Comprehensive evaluation: hemiplegia of right side.